CANTON, OH (July 17, 2009) - The Leadership Stark County Board of Trustees has elected four new board members to serve three-year terms. The new members are: Keith Arner, partner, Hall, Kistler & Company, LLP, Judge Frank Forchione, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, Shana Rozier, program officer, Sisters of Charity Foundation, and Sandy Womack, principal, Canton City Schools.

The Board of Trustees officers for 2009-2010 are Tim Regula, Aultman Health Foundation, chair; Trina Miller, Whit-Com Sales, vice-chair; Darren Faye, Leonard Insurance, treasurer; and Lisa Leech, Regal Construction, secretary.

Leadership Stark County Board members include:

Maureen Ater, director of marketing, The Repository

William Buell, insurance agent, Buell & Associates

Robert Fonte, park director/projects manager, Stark County Park District

Nancy Gessner, director of community development, Massillon Cable

Don Jensen, vice president of customer care, Time Warner Cable

Gregory Luntz, chief financial officer, Luntz Services Corporation

Jill E. McDermott, owner/president, Minerva True Value

Pamela Newbold, director of HR and staff development, Mount Union College

Tony Peldunas, community trustee

Gloria J. Pope, district supervisor, Industrial Commission of Ohio

Vicky Sterling, vice president sales/marketing, Pinnacle Press

Glenda Zink, dean of business technology, Stark State College of Technology

"The strategic planning focus of the Leadership Stark County board has strengthened our capacity to serve as a resource for preparing and positioning knowledgeable board members for local non-profit organizations. I look forward to the expertise and insight that the new members bring to the board," said Fran Wells, director of Leadership Stark County.

Leadership Stark County, a department of the Canton Regional of Commerce, offers programming to develop motivated leaders with lifelong commitment to community trusteeship through training in leadership skills and education about the community. For more information, call (330) 458-2094 or visit